Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care

Poor practice in relation to the administration of medicines can lead to serious errors being made and ultimately cause injury to people using health and social care services. Therefore, it’s essential that care staff understand procedures for handling medicines safely and that they follow safe practice guidelines when dealing with medicine administration. This qualification provides an introduction to the various medicines learners are likely to encounter in a work environment, covering how medication is supplied and administered, and the possible side effects.

Course Delivery & Duration

This is a distance learning programme which requires you to have access to a computer and internet. Once enrolled you will be given access to our digital platform with online learning materials and online assessments. This course can take up to 6 weeks to complete.

Course Content

Units covered during this programme include;

  • Understand medication and prescriptions

  • Supply, storage and disposal of medication

  • Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

  • Record-keeping and audit processes for medication

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